Thursday, October 05, 2006

Social Security Legislation Symposium

Social Security Legislation Symposium

The Accessible World Symposium Announced A Major Event On New Directions in Social Security Legislation on Saturday, September 10, 2005. With the flurry on Capital Hill to make changes in the Social Security program that will have a significant impact on the lives of thousands of United States citizens, an Accessible World Symposium presented a comprehensive five hour discussion by experts focusing on the most current proposed Congressional legislation. The online interactive event was free of charge and accessible to all interested parties with access to a computer with an Internet connection. Those with a microphone will be able to speak directly to the presenters. Text messaging was also available. Master of Ceremonies: Don Roberts, Retired Social Security Administration Employee ). Session 1 in mp3
Dan Majewski, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration will kick off the event with a general overview of the program, its various aspects, entitlements, qualifying criteria, and how to apply for benefits.
Session 2 in mp3
Joanne Butler, Professional Staff member, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, Will share with the audience the Republican position on the various proposed changes.
Session 3 in mp3
Kathryn Olson, Staff Director, Ways and Means, will present the Democratic position on the current issues facing the nation.
Session 4 in mp3
Immediate Past President Joan BRODSHAUG Bernstein, Older Women's League, will discuss Social Security: A System That Works for All Generations. She will include information about her organization's concerns about the impact the current proposals will have upon seniors today and in the future.
Session 5 in mp3
Barbara Jackson,Social Security Administration, will unravel many of the seemingly complicated provisions of the Work Incentives / Ticket to Work program within Social Security.
Session 6 in mp3
The event will conclude with a question and answer period during which The audience will have an opportunity to obtain more information on additional Social Security topics.

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